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The Island of Venus - Milos

- walking & study tour on the volcanic island of Milos, Greece -

Quartz crystal from Milos
Quartz crystal from Milos
Obsidian
Obsidian
Fossile from Milos
Fossile from Milos
On this tour, we discover old sulfur and iron & manganese mines as well as important archaeological sites on one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. There are also some possibilities to find minerals (baryte, sulfur, calcedon, quartz, etc.) and many impressing volcanic structures attract not only geologists and photographers. Because Milos has got the most beautiful beaches, there is always a possibility to swim in the clear sea.
  • Prehistoric and Ancient Greek settlements
  • Active volcanic gas exhalations (fumaroles)
  • Old sulphur & managnese-iron mines
  • Many beautiful bays and beaches
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Possibility of discovering minerals (agate, quartz, baryte, perlite, etc.)
  • Private boat-trips around Milos

6 days Milos

Day 1: Arrival on Milos island
Arrival on Milos
Acc.: hotel in Adamas (D: dinner)
Day 2: Phylakopi - Sarakiniko - Plaka
Half-day walk along the spectacular north coast (ancient obsidian trading center of Phylakopi, Papafrankos and Sarakiniko). Lunch and swim break at Sarakiniko.
In the afternoon, transfer to the capital, Plaka, visit of the charming medieval village, its fortress, the Ancient Acropolis with the Greek theater, the place the famous Venus statue was found, early-Christian catacombes.
Optional scenic hike back to the hotel (or transfer by taxi).
Acc.: as before (B, L, D)
Day 3: Abandoned sulfur mine and mineral beach
In the morning, visit of an abandoned sulfur mine on the western coast (spectacular scenery).
Transfer to the paradise-like beach of Paleochori, with its hot springs, fumaroles, colorful rocks.
Lunch in a wonderful beach restaurant. Afternoon: swim break, optional 2 hour walk in the area.
Late afternoon: return to Adamas. Visit of the interesting Mining Museum before dinner.
Acc.: as before (B, L, D)
Day 4: Spectacular boat trip around Milos and to Kimolos Island
Full-day private boat tour around the island with its spectacular volcanic coastline. Delicious lunch on board. Free evening.
Acc.: as before (B, L)
Day 5: 4x4 safari: Tsingrado, Kalamos and Vani baryte mine
Visit of Tsingrado explosion crater, Kalamos lava dome with active fumaroles.
Lunch and swimming break at a beach. Short hike and 4x4 drive to Cape Vani, visit of the abandoned manganese-baryte mine.
Acc.: as before (B, L, D)
Day 6: End of tour or extension
Transfer to airport / port, or own extension.
Acc.: none (B)

Arrival info:

Depends on your arrival at Athens aiport. There are two possibilities how to get to Milos. You can get a direct flight to Milos airport or you can take a ferry boat from Piraeus harbour (about 4-7 h to Milos Island). It is possible to get earlier to Athens and to stay one or more nights there for sightseeing. A hotel room in Athens is about 80-120 € a double room.

Tour code: MIL_IVM
Tour type: Walking & study tour
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Group size: 4-10
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Dates:

Custom and group dates
22-27 Apr 2019
1-6(8) Jun 2019
12-17 Oct 2019

Price (p.p.): 1400 €  ? 

Included:

  • 5 nights accommodation in double room
  • Half board
  • All transfers from and to Milos airport or ferry port
  • All transfers by taxi, jeep, bus and boat on Milos
  • 1 day boat trip
  • English-, German- and Greek-speaking VolcanoDiscovery guide
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